Columbus Duo is not a new, young band, neither a hope of the home underground, neither an emerging star of Polish music entertainment. These two guys have already played with each other for 17 years, and moreover they are brothers. Storm is their sixth album, the first after many years which shall enter into official distribution. They made first two CDs in the nineties as Thing, the pioneers of Polish rock noise, in their version non-melodic and extremely unpleasant to the ear, extended on the mathematical structures and depressive fear that make think of almost equally forgotten The Dazzling Killmen. Having reached a nadir of noise, the musicians of Thing, not wanting to betray their few listeners, changed into Columbus Ensemble to make a record which showed that there may be anything else besides jazz and yass. Since 2002, Irek and Tomek Swoboda have already played as a duo, releasing albums in their own label Deadsailor Muzic. Over the past several years their music has evolved into the silence and repetition, but has not lost emotions, moving them to the inside of the track, into the depths of its space.
Storm is the most eclectic work of the duo, synthesising the brothers’s entire work. In addition to increasingly courageous experiments with electronics, one will find here guitars as if they were moved from the Thing’s records, as well as intimate stories in French, which characterized the first Columbus’s albums. Storm is varied and consistent, as decided by a constant brothers’s priority, independent of the fashions and trends, that is to seek forms full of tension and anxiety. The material was recorded by the brothers Kapsa (Contemporary Noise Quintet) at Electric Eye Studio and mixed in Gdansk by Emiter and Jacaszek.